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Poster: vagrant Date: Dec 1, 2008 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

Have the Boys ever thrown a tune in between the MS Halfstep and Rio Grandio parts of this song? Just wondering. Thanks.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 1, 2008 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

Very good question. I don't know offhand. I know that on the Nightfall of Diamonds CD from Nassua 1989 they do not perform the "Rio Grande" part. Can't say they ever jammed into another tune though.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Dec 1, 2008 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

Not sure if this counts, but on 12-19-73 they never sang the second half.

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Dec 2, 2008 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

'twas brendan byrne 10/16/1989, not nassau...but yes, they ended the song after the jam without singing about the rio grandeeo, and launched into a powerful, super funky 'feel like a stranger'...not sure i would count it as a segue...close though...just like those old football commercials: "you make the call"

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 2, 2008 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

thanks for the clarifcation. Those official releases get confusing

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Dec 1, 2008 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

This is a great question. I think that they did, but a few minutes of quick and dirty research hasn't confirmed that thought. I hope someone else can find it.

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Dec 1, 2008 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

I wanna say that one night in '77 they jammed into Big River, but I can't be sure. Just gotta poke around...

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 1, 2008 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mississippi Halfstep ever split?

On 5-7-77 at the Gahden a Half-Step>Big River was to be found in the 1st set but it's not split. Not sure if that was what you were thinking of or not. That's an epic Half-Step by the way.

Vagrant, fantastic question (I am looking forward to a resolution) and welcome to the forum!